Indian detective movies

List of the best Indian detective movies selected by visitors to our site: The House with a Clock in Its Walls, Kung Fu Yoga, Ittefaq, Force 2, Wazir, Phobia, Rustom, Te3n, 1920 London, Drishyam
In the top there are new films of 2018, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, comedy, family, detective
CountryUSA, India, Canada
Duration02:14
CharactersChildrens, Orphans, Dogs, Cats, Demons, Snake, Witch
PlotMagic, End of the world, Basketball
PlaceSchool
TimeHalloween
StyleFor children, Exciting

When ten-year-old Lewis is suddenly orphaned, he is sent to live with his Uncle Jonathan in a creaky (and creepy) old mansion with a mysterious ticking noise that emanates from the walls. Upon discovering that his uncle is a warlock, Lewis begins learning magic, but when he rebelliously resurrects an evil warlock he must find the secret of the house and save the world from destruction.

Kung Fu Yoga (2017)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 5.2)
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure, detective
CountryChina, India, Nepal
Duration01:19
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Love
PlaceChina

Chinese archeology professor Jack teams up with beautiful Indian professor Ashmita and assistant Kyra to locate lost Magadha treasure. In a Tibetan ice cave, they find the remains of the royal army that had vanished together with the treasure, only to be ambushed by Randall, the descendent of a rebel army leader. When they free themselves, their next stop is Dubai where a diamond from the ice cave is to be auctioned. After a series of double-crosses and revelations about their past, Jack and his team travel to a mountain temple in India, using the diamond as a key to unlock the real treasure.

Ittefaq (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrethriller, detective
CountryIndia
Duration02:27
CharactersWriters
PlotInvestigation
StyleDisturbing

Police officer Dev investigates a double murder case that has only two witnesses - an acclaimed writer Vikram and a young homemaker Maya, who also happen to be the prime suspects in the case. He finds himself being torn between their own version's of what happened on the fateful night, and takes it upon himself to figure out the real story and capture the real murderer.

Force 2 (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime, detective
CountryIndia
Duration03:05
CharactersSpy
PlotInvestigation, Chase, Skirmishes
StyleDisturbing

ACP Yashvardhan teams up RAW Agent KK to bring down the master mind terrorist, Shiv.

Wazir (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.1)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryIndia
Duration02:08
PlotChess
PlaceIndia
StyleUnexpected ending, Disturbing

'Wazir' is a tale of two unlikely friends, a wheelchair-bound chess grandmaster and a brave ATS officer. Brought together by grief and a strange twist of fate, the two men decide to help each other win the biggest games of their lives. But there's a mysterious, dangerous opponent lurking in the shadows, who is all set to checkmate them.

Phobia (2016)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryIndia
CharactersPolice, Doctors
PlotDeath, Mystery, Investigation
PlaceParty, India
StyleDisturbing, Action

If you're not safe at home, and you're not safe outside, what do you do? Where do you go? Is it possible to face your fears? Find out in the spookiest psychological thriller of the year, Phobia, starring Radhika Apte.

Rustom (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryIndia
Duration03:08
PlotMystery, Investigation, Love, On real events
PlaceEngland, India, London, Court

Rustom Pavri, an honourable officer of the Indian Navy shoots his friend Vikram to death after discovering that his wife Cynthia had an affair with the rich businessman. The Commander surrenders himself to the Police immediately and admits to have killed Vikram but pleads 'not guilty' in court. Is he convicted or acquitted?

Te3n (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryIndia
Duration02:23
CharactersPolice, Detectives, Priests, Surgeons, Criminals
PlaceIndia, China

A grandfather, police officer and a priest join hands to investigate and find a missing child.

1920 London (2016)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genrehorror, detective
CountryIndia
PlotLove, Mystery
PlaceIndia

Shivangi (Meera Chopra) lives in London with her husband Veer Singh. One day, he receives a gift from Rajasthan. From then, strange things happen with Veer and his condition deteriorates.

Drishyam (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.2)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryIndia
Duration01:00
CharactersFamily
PlotBlackmail, Investigation, Cars

A simple, street-smart man tries to protect his family from a tough cop looking for his missing son.

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Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, detective
CountryIndia
Duration01:03
CharactersDogs, Geniuses, Lovers
PlotInvestigation, Drug addict, Missing people, Mystery, Seduction
PlaceIndia, Asia
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Disturbing

In war torn Calcutta during the 1940's, Byomkesh Bakshy, fresh out of college, pits himself against an evil genius who is out to destroy the world.

NH10 (2015)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, action, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryIndia
Duration02:32

Meera and Arjun are professionals living in Gurgaon. On their way to a luxurious desert holiday they stop on a Highway dhaba for dinner, where they witness a young girl being picked up by a bunch of hoodlums. Arjun chooses to step in, unmindful of the danger ahead.

Holiday (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.2)
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryIndia
CharactersSoldier, Special agents, Military, Heroes
PlotRevenge, Rivalry, Pursuit
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleExciting

A soldier on vacation finds himself hunting down a terrorist. A military officer attempts to hunt down a terrorist, destroy a terrorist gang and deactivate the sleeper cells under its command.

1: Nenokkadine (2014)
Mark4 (imdb: 8.1)
Genreaction, thriller, detective
CountryIndia
CharactersMusicians, Journalists, Businessmen, Taxi drivers, Singers
PlotRevenge, Lost memory, Investigation, Pursuit
PlaceIndia
StyleExciting, Action

Gautham is a rock star suffering from a mental disorder due to which he loses grip over reality. But he's convinced his parents were murdered by three men and his only goal is revenge.

Memories (2013)
Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, detective
CountryIndia
Duration02:12

Sam Alex, an ex-police officer, resorts to alcohol to ease the pain of his family loss. His life turns around when he is called to investigate a series of murders executed in a similar fashion.

Mumbai Police (2013)
Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, detective
CountryIndia
Duration02:25

Mumbai Police tells the friendship of 3 police officers, on of them is the Commissioner and other two are Asst. Commissioners who rules the city of Cochin efficiently without any fear.

Ugly (2013)
Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryIndia
Duration02:08
PlotInvestigation, Money, Pursuit
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleDisturbing, Action

A team of the best cops in Mumbai is dispatched to find a girl who has gone missing from her father's car. As the hunt for the kidnapper begins, fingers suspiciously point to closer home.

3 (2012)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryIndia
Duration02:25

Ram and Janani are high school sweethearts who eventually get married. However, Janani is mystified when Ram commits suicide all of a sudden and she tries to find out the truth behind his death.

Kahaani (2012)
Mark2 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryIndia
Duration02:02
PlotMissing people, Investigation
PlaceIndia, Asia, London
StyleHeavy, Disturbing

Vidya Bagchi (Vidya Balan) arrives in Kolkata from London to find her missing husband Arnab Bagchi. Seven months pregnant and alone in a festive city, she begins a relentless search for her husband. With nothing to rely on except fragments from her memories about him, all clues seem to reach a dead end when everyone tries to convince Vidya that her husband does not exist. She slowly realises that nothing is what it seems. In a city soaked in lies, Vidya is determined to unravel the truth about her husband - for herself and her unborn child - even at the cost of her own life.

Talaash (2012)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryIndia
Duration02:19
CharactersSerial killers
PlotDeath
PlaceIndia
StyleDisturbing

A cop, investigating the mysterious death of a filmstar, meets a sex-worker, while he faces some personal problems psychologically. The mystery connects these people in a way, that ultimately changes their lives.

Don 2 (2011)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.1)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryIndia, Germany
Duration02:20
CharactersHeroes
PlotRivalry, Chase
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleExciting, Disturbing

Having conquered the Asian underworld, crime boss Don sets in motion a plan that will give him dominion over Europe.

Mankatha (2011)
Mark2 (imdb: 7.6)
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryIndia
Duration02:35
PlotRobbery, Gambling
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleExciting, Heavy, For men, Unexpected ending

Vinayak, a suspended cop, helps a group of four men rob cricket betting money amounting to 500 crores INR. When it comes to splitting the amount, betrayal hits the team hard and a chase ensues.

7 Khoon Maaf (2011)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryIndia
Duration02:17

Susanna is hungry for love and will go to any extent to find it in its purest form. In her quest for the perfect man, she gets married a number of times as each of her husband's die mysteriously.

Ayirathil Oruvan (2010)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, fantasy, adventure, detective, history
CountryIndia
Duration03:02
CharactersTigers, Archaeologists
PlotWeapon, Death, Magic, Skirmishes, Expeditions, Superpowers
PlaceShips, Deserts
TimeNight

Anitha, a government official, embarks on a journey to find Chandramouli, an archaeologist, who went to Vietnam to search for any existence of the prince of the Chola dynasty.

That Girl in Yellow Boots (2010)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryIndia
Duration01:43
CharactersMaids, Photographers
PlaceIndia, Asia, Trains
StyleAction, Depressive

An Anglo-Indian woman works in a seedy Mumbai massage parlor while trying to find her long-lost father.

Prince (2010)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryIndia

A wanted thief races against time to find an antique coin after he commits the biggest heist of his life and wakes up the next day with no memories.

Raaz: The Mystery Continues... (2009)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryIndia

A beautiful lady turns up in an architect's masterpiece.When he founds that she is real, he realizes that she is haunted and hunted by the reasons they have to find out

Aarya 2 (2009)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, detective
CountryIndia

Two young boys staying together at an orphanage become friends. One of them is adopted by a wealthy family and grows up to become the owner of a software company. He provides employment for his friend, but when they both fall in love with the same young woman, conflict emerges.

Yavarum Nalam (2009)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryIndia
PlotInvestigation, Obsession
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

Manohar, an upwardly mobile middle class Indian moves into a new apartment -13B on the 13th floor with his family. From the first day in their new home, the women are hooked on to a new TV show 'Sab Khairiyat'. The show is about a family eerily similar to theirs who have also just moved into a new house. As the TV show unfolds, all the incidents that happen in the show start happening to them.

8 x 10 Tasveer (2009)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryIndia

8X10 Tasveer is a story about young man named Jai Puri, (Akshay Kumar), who possesses supernatural powers. Jai is of Indian origin who works as a forest ranger in Canada. His life is shattered by a loss of a very important person in his life. This personal tragedy leads him to use his unique supernatural power to unravel the mystery behind the murder.

A Wednesday! (2008)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryIndia
CharactersJournalists, Hackers, Reporters
PlotPursuit, Cheating
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleAction, Disturbing

A retired police commissioner recounts the most memorable case of his career, wherein he was informed about a bomb scare in Mumbai.

Ghajini (2008)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.3)
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryIndia
Duration03:03
CharactersModels
PlotLost memory, Revenge
PlaceIndia
StyleHeavy, Exciting, Disturbing

Sanjay a rich tycoon suffering from short term memory loss due to being hit by a metal pole when trying to intervene on his girlfriend's murder. Because of this his memory can only last for 15 minutes and he doesn't remember events or incidents that have happened before in his life.

Ghajini (2008)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.5)
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryIndia
Duration02:54
CharactersModels
PlotLost memory, Revenge
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleAction, Heavy, Disturbing

Sanjay a rich tycoon suffering from short term memory loss due to being hit by a metal pole when trying to intervene on his girlfriend's murder. Because of this his memory can only last for 15 minutes and he doesn't remember events or incidents that have happened before in his life.

Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy, detective
CountryIndia
PlotSupernatural, Investigation, Death, Mental disorders, Ghosts, Fear, Adoption
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleDisturbing

When U.S.-based Siddharth visits his Indian home town with his new wife, he insists they stay at the ancestral home, laughing off family members' warnings of ghostly goings-on in the mansion. But events soon make him reconsider his beliefs. As unexplained and terrifying occurrences arise, Siddharth calls on his doctor friend to help solve the mystery. What will be the outcome? Will Siddharth's friend be able to solve this riddle?

No Smoking (2007)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryIndia

A heavily addicted smoker is unprepared for the true price he must pay when he asks a guru's help to kick the habit.

Zinda (2006)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.9)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryIndia
Duration01:56
CharactersHeroes, Taxi drivers
PlotRevenge, Rivalry, Investigation, Martial Arts, Missing people
StyleAction, Heavy, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating, For men

The film is about a man, who has been imprisoned for 14 years, who has been released and has four days to figure out why he was imprisoned in the first place.

36 China Town (2006)
Mark5 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrethriller, comedy, detective
CountryIndia

An inspector heads to Chinatown, a resort, to investigate the occurrence of a crime, only to discover that in Chinatown, EVERYBODY is a criminal...

Bhagam Bhag (2006)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, detective
CountryIndia

Champak Chaturvedi runs a theatrical troupe in India. He hires two men, Bunty - a graduate in Arts, and Babla- who cannot read nor write English. One has to play the role of the play's hero, while one the villain. Both men end up squabbling with each other, as both want the hero's part. Then Champak finds out that Bunty has molested the play's heroine, Anjali, and punishes him. The group gets a contract to stage 30 plays in Britain, however, on the day of the departure, Anjali opts out, leaving Champak no alternative but to travel without a heroine, but hoping to recruit one while in Britain. Upon arrival, Babla sets about to find a suitable heroine from the Indian population, but Bunty beats him to it and recruits a woman named Munni.

Gangster (2006)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryIndia
Duration01:56
CharactersGangsters
PlotLove triangle
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleTouching, Fascinating, Romantic

An alcoholic barmaid is distraught when her former lover, a notorious gangster, re-enters her life. She is forced to relive painful past experiences and choose between the gangster and a pleasant singer she has found comfort in.

Kaal (2005)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.6)
Genrethriller, adventure, detective
CountryIndia

After a series of deaths in Orbit Park, India, are attributed to a man-eating tiger, wildlife expert Krish and his photographer decide to investigate the incidents for a magazine article.

Masti (2004)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, comedy, melodrama, crime, detective
CountryIndia
Duration02:46
CharactersFriends
PlotBlackmail, False accusations
PlaceIndia, Asia

Three henpecked friends try to escape their unhappy marriages by seeking out some extramarital fun, only to end up being blackmailed.

Raaz (2002)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, musical, detective
CountryIndia

Sanjana and Aditya decide to give their marriage one last chance. They plan a holiday in Ooty, but they don't know that a strange figure is waiting for them to come.

Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge (2002)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.6)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, detective
CountryIndia
Duration02:40

An amnesiac has no recollection of his ex-girlfriend, a policeman or an old friend.

Ajnabee (2001)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryIndia

Raj and Priya befriend their new neighbors Vicky and Sonia. One day, Raj wakes up in Vicky's house and finds out that Sonia has been murdered and he's being framed for it. On the run, he must try and prove his innocence with the support of his loving wife.

Darr (1993)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryIndia
PlotLove, Obsession, Fear, Cheating
PlaceIndia

A woman is caught between one man's love and another man's obsession. She fears one and fears for the other. One stands for love and the other for life. Who will she choose?

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